GoldenEye (soundtrack)

GoldenEye (soundtrack)

Infobox Album
Name = GoldenEye
Type = soundtrack
Longtype =
Artist = Éric Serra

Released = November 14,1995
Recorded =
Genre = Soundtrack
Length = 54 minutes
Label = EMI
Producer =
Reviews =
Last album = "Léon"
This album = "GoldenEye" (1995)
Next album = "The Fifth Element"
(1997)Extra chronology 2
Artist = James Bond soundtrack
Type = Soundtrack
Last album = "Licence to Kill"
This album = "GoldenEye"
Next album = "Tomorrow Never Dies"

"GoldenEye" is the soundtrack to the 17th James Bond film of the same name and was composed by Éric Serra. It was released by EMI on November 14, 1995. Serra composed and performed a number of synthesizer tracks, including the version of the James Bond Theme that plays during the gun barrel sequence, while John Altman and David Arch provided the more traditional symphonic music.

The theme song, "GoldenEye", was written by Bono and The Edge of Irish rock band U2, and was performed by Tina Turner. The Swedish group Ace of Base were also involved at one point, producing a song also called "GoldenEye". This song was later released with slightly revised lyrics as The Juvenile on their 2002 album "Da Capo". In addition to the Bondian bass line, it seems that the lyric 'The Juvenile' simply replaced 'The Goldeneye'. The other lyrics, most notably the line "Tomorrow's foe is now a friend" obviously refer to the plot of this film.

The film features the song "Stand By Your Man" by Tammy Wynette. The song is sung in the film by Minnie Driver, who was at that time not yet famous, in the scene in which Bond confronts Zukovsky. Intended to be a comic moment, Driver intentionally sings the song off-key in an exaggerated Russian accent.

Serra's score is often criticized by Bond fans, and is considered the farthest departure from a traditional Bond score in the series history. The producers later hired John Altman to provide the music for the tank chase in St. Petersburg. Serra's original track for that sequence can still be found on the soundtrack as "A Pleasant Drive In St. Petersburg". The incidental music for the film has thus far been the only collaboration on a James Bond film.

Track listing

#"GoldenEye" – Tina Turner
#"The GoldenEye Overture: Half of Everything Is Luck/The Other Half Is Fate/For England, James"
#"Ladies First"
#"We Share the Same Passions: The Trip to Cuba/The Same Passions"
#"Little Surprise for You: Xenia/D.M. Mishkin"
#"The Severnaya Suite: Among the Dead/Out of Hell/The Husky Tribe"
#"Our Lady of Smolensk"
#"Whispering Statues: Whispers/Two Faced"
#"Run, Shoot, and Jump"
#"A Pleasant Drive in St. Petersburg"
#"Fatal Weakness"
#"That's What Keeps You Alone"
#"Dish out of Water: A Good Squeeze/The Antenna"
#"The Scale to Hell: Boris and the Lethal Pen/I Am Invincible"
#"For Ever, James"
#"The Experience of Love" – Eric Serra

External links

* [ Filmtracks GoldenEye page]

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